After Tunisia also deletes Jordan ' wedding with rapist ' law
The article in the law that made this possible is voted down by Parliament, activists reported Tuesday told Reuters. It's a week after Tunisia also has removed such a law.
Suad Abu-Dayyeh of Equality Now, calls it "a historic victory and an important step in the direction of criminalise sexual violence". Such laws provide the lifelong activists for women condemned to domestic and sexual violence.
Jordanian parliamentarian W Bani Mustafa, who campaigned against the law article, says that parents often agree to such marriages to "family shame". "No woman would be a gift to her rapist," said the politician.
In Lebanon is now also campaign against a similar law. On billboards are women in bloodied wedding dresses to see with the caption "marriage hides not rape".
Other countries where according to Equality Now ' rapist ' wedding with Bahrain, Kuwait, Syria, include Philippines, Tajikistan and Palestine.